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Kind to the environment car hire franchise opportunity

Established in 2007 in the United Kingdom, Green Motion is now recognised as a world leading brand in the provision of lower CO2 car and van hire. Please read on to find out more about the benefits associated to the ownership and operation of a vehicle rental franchise with Green Motion.

In 2005, Richard Lowden, the founder and chairman of Green Motion vehicle rental, reacted to the global need to take genuine and positive action to play a part in reducing the effects of climate change and set about creating what is now the world’s first vehicle rental company which is kinder to the environment.

Richard Lowden
Richard Lowden

The concept of the organisation was very simple - to give its customers, both leisure/retail and business, the choice and opportunity to rent greener vehicles, thus reducing their CO2 emissions while benefiting from greater and improved fuel economy. In developing Green Motion, he identified a real niche in the vehicle hire and rent-a-car market to provide a greener alternative to customers.

The original operations commenced trading in 2007 in the United Kingdom and despite the incredibly tough economic climate that prevailed, the Green Motion brand enjoyed excellent growth with it becoming a top 10 rental operation within the UK and Northern Ireland.

In January 2011, Green Motion saw the opening of its first overseas Master Country Franchise in Mexico. Initially starting with 12 locations, Green Motion in Mexico has been developing at an incredible pace with now over 24 operational branches within the country, many of which enjoy an in-terminal presence in Mexico’s leading airports.

2012 saw Green Motion’s brand further expand with the opening of a Master Country Franchises in Malta and in Cyprus.

Green Motion’s growth continued in 2013 with the sale of its Master Country car and van hire franchises in Italy, Iceland and the Republic of Ireland.

2015 bought Bosnia, California, Canada, Croatia, Finland, Latvia, Montenegro and St Maartens.

2016 saw the brand's expaion into Romania, Czech Republic Dominican Republic, Poland and Morocco.

Green Motion is currently present in 30 countries with the introduction of Slovenia, Sweden, Mauritius and Puerto Rico in 2017 and is concentrating on the further strengthening of its home market of the United Kingdom, alongside the continued international development of its brand in Europe, Middle East, North and South America and Australia.

Available car hire Master country franchise territories include France, Germany, Spain, the Canary Islands, Portugal, Norway, Denmark, Switzerland, Austria, Bulgaria and Turkey.

USA including State rent-a-car franchised opportunities in New York, New Mexico, Illinois, Colorado, Iowa, Wisconsin, Oregon, Nevada, Washington, Idaho, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Massachusetts and many more.

Vehicle rental franchises available in South America including Brazil, Ecuador, Paraguay, Chile, Argentina and Uruguay.

Rent-a-car franchises available in the Middle East including United Arab Emirates and Qatar.

Australia and New Zealand car rental franchises are also available.

Richard Lowden
Types of franchise available

What type of franchise are you interested in?

At Green Motion, we offer a variety of country and location based franchises. For example, in a number of locations the country franchise has already been agreed, meaning only individual cities or locations are available. Whereas there are a few countries where the whole national franchise is available. In the USA, we are offering state franchises (which are setup in the same way as a national franchise), with individual location franchises available in each state.